Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan finally received his Nobel Prize in literature at a private ceremony in Stockholm, according to a statement posted online by the head of the Swedish Academy. The presentation on Saturday came five months after the academy announced Dylan, 75, was the winner and more than three months after the formal award ceremony, which Dylan didn’t attend because of “pre-existing commitments”, CNN reported. But Dylan was in Stockholm this weekend to perform concerts and the private ceremony was arranged.
“Earlier today (Saturday) the Swedish Academy met with Bob Dylan for a private ceremony in Stockholm, during which Dylan received his gold medal and diploma. Twelve members of the Academy were present. Spirits were high. Champagne was had,” said the academy’s permanent secretary, Sara Danius.
Dylan — the first songwriter to win a Nobel Prize — was acknowledged by the Swedish Academy “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”
If you’ve been a fan of his Dylan’s work, you probably know the lyrics to some of his best works and listen to or hum these from time to time. In honor of the artist, we list his most popular numbers for you. Which one is your favorite? Tell us in the comments section below.
Blowin’ in the Wind
Like a Rolling Stone
The Times They Are A-Changin’
Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right
Knockin On Heaven’s Door
Photograph: Getty Images
With inputs from IANS
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